When YogaPalooza 2018 started two months — and 18 classes — ago, it seemed like summer would go on forever. Now, just two classes left before we fold up our 11th annual YogaPalooza summer session.
And, what a summer! It rained and rained and rained. Then it didn’t rain. Then it rained again. (Once it even rained inside the studio … just one of those unexpected YogaPalooza surprises!) We had a record number of classes, three Saturday morning practices, and two wonderful guest instructors. And, three people joined me at every class – well, there’s two classes left, so let’s see if they make it to 20 and their special reward!
And, now here we are. Summer’s nearly gone.
First, thank you.
There’s still a little YogaPalooza left before we wrap up the summer!
And, the last of our three special Saturday classes is tomorrow – August 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Join us for some Earth, Wind, & Fire.
Ayurveda, the science of Yoga, reminds us that we are made up of elements: earth … wind … and fire. Those are the elements that make up everything – people, trees, bears, frogs …
High Five, Cats! You’re Earth, Wind, & Fire, Too!
If YogaPalooza had a Yin and Yang pair of classes – two classes that together reflect both the lively spirit of Yang energy and the quiet relaxing energy of Yin – these would fit the bill.
This week at YogaPalooza … Yin and Yang. Monday starts with the lively high-spirited “Yang’iest” class of the summer …
I love all of YogaPalooza’s classes, but this week brings two of my favorites!
Monday, August 6 ~ Happy Hips, 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Do I love this class because it focuses on bringing ease and flexibility to the hips – the hub that connects upper and lower body, the structure that gives us both stability and movement, and the area especially prone to wear-and-tear and aches-and-pains?
Well, yes, but …
Do I love this class because – year-in and year-out – you tell me you love it, too?
Well, yes, but …
Or, do I love this class because it gives me the chance to, once a year, post this …
The second of our three special YogaPalooza 2018 Saturday morning Yoga classes is tomorrow, Saturday, August 4!
Join Patricia Triplett for a 9:30 a.m. morning class she’s named “Every Breath You Take: A Gentle Practice For Hectic Times.”
Hmmmm … where will YogaPalooza go this week?
Hmmmm … hmmmm … hmmmm …
Oh wait, I know! How about THREE YogaPaloozfully breath-centric classes?
YogaPalooza 2018 has three Saturday morning Yoga classes on tap for your summer, and the first one is tomorrow, July 28!
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Join Christina for a 9:30 a.m. morning class she’s dubbed “Lemonade Yoga.” We’d love to squeeze you and your mat in. (Lemonade humor.)
Tune up your mat, because YogaPalooza enters Week 3 and there are four – 1, 2, 3, 4! – different classes to tell you about and they all have a summery vibe.
Maybe one, or two, or all four! will fit your schedule. Join us, won’t you?
Here’s the skinny on all four of this week’s classes …
Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that means “to place in a special way.”
Or, more simply … it means “to flow” from pose to pose with mindfulness.
While some Yoga traditions translate Vinyasa on the mat into a seriously sweaty form of exercise, that sort of misses the point.
Vinyasa uses breath and mindfulness and drishti (steady gaze) to connect the movement of the practice regardless of how sweaty and fast or how gently and slowly you move. The intensity of the practice is up to you.
And, although there’s nothing wrong with Sun Salutations, Vinyasa practice can be much more than Sun Salutations, too!
This week in YogaPaloozaVille, how “flow” can you go?
Monday, July 16 ~ Vinyasa: Rock
We start from our rock – Tadasana, Mountain.
Wait. What Was That?
The 11th Annual YogaPalooza Session at Peaceful Hands begins today!
While you are welcome to join us at any time during the session, why not start with the kickoff week?
MONDAY, JULY 9 ~ Opening Night
We’ll open YogaPalooza tonight with an opening practice. Makes sense, right? Tonight’s Yoga will open shoulders, heart, hips, and sticky joints with familiar asanas (poses) and maybe we’ll toss in a sunny sun salutation (or two).
And, then …